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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Reason is a historian, but the passions are the actors.    Rivarol.  19256
  Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off.    Swift.  19257
  Reason is directed to the process (das Werdende) understanding to the product (das Gewordene). The former is nowise concerned about the whither, or the latter about the whence.    Goethe.  19258
  Reason is like the sun, of which the light is constant, uniform, and lasting; fancy, a meteor of bright but transitory lustre, irregular in its motion and delusive in its direction.    Johnson.  19259
  Reason is progressive; instinct, stationary. Five thousand years have added no improvement to the hive of the bee nor the house of the beaver.    Colton.  19260
  Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason.    Coke.  19261
  Reason (Vernunft) is the only true despot.    Rahel.  19262
  Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.    Warburton.  19263
  Reason itself is true and just, but the reason of every particular man is weak and wavering.    Swift.  19264
  Reason lies between bridle and spur.    Italian Proverb.  19265
  Reason, looking upwards, and carried to the true above, realises a delight in wisdom, unknown to the other parts of our nature.    Plato.  19266
  Reason raise o’er instinct as you can; / In this ’tis God directs, in that ’tis man.    Pope.  19267
  Reason requires culture to expand it. It resembles the fire concealed in the flint, which only shows itself when struck with the steel.    Gordil.  19268
  Reason serves when pressed, but honest instinct comes a volunteer.    Pope.  19269
  Reason should direct, and appetite obey.    Cicero.  19270
  Reason teaches us to be silent; the heart teaches us to speak.    Jean Paul.  19271
  Reason’s a staff for age when Nature’s gone; / But youth is strong enough to walk alone.    Dryden.  19272
  Reason’s glimmering ray / Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, / But guide us upward to a better day.    Dryden.  19273
  Reason’s whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, / Lie in three words,—health, peace, and competence.    Pope.  19274
  Reasonable, or sensible, people are always the best Conversation’s Lexicon.    Goethe.  19275
  Reasoning against a prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice. Argument cannot do the work of instruction any more than blows can take the place of sunlight.    Mildmay.  19276
  Reasoning banishes reason.    Molière.  19277
  Reasons are the pillars of the fabric of a sermon, but similitudes are the windows which give the best light.    Fuller.  19278
  Rebellentreue ist wankend—Fidelity among rebels is unsteady.    Schiller.  19279
  Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.    Inscription on a cannon.  19280
  Rebuke ought to have a grain more of salt than of sugar.    Proverb.  19281
  Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.    Proverb.  19282
  Rebus angustis animosus atque / Fortis appare; sapienter idem / Contrahes vento nimium secundo / Turgida vela—Wisely show yourself spirited and resolute when perils press you; likewise reef your sails when they swell too much by a favouring breeze.    Horace.  19283
  Rebus in angustis facile est contemnere vitam; / Fortiter ille facit qui miser esse potest—It is easy in misfortune to despise life; but he does bravely who can endure misery.    Martial.  19284
  Rebus secundis etiam egregios duces insolescere—In the hour of prosperity even the best generals are apt to be haughty and insolent.    Tacitus.  19285
  Receive what cheer you may; / The night is long that never finds the day.    Macbeth, iv. 3.  19286
  Receiving a new truth is adding a new sense.    Liebig.  19287
  Recepto / Dulce mihi furere est amico—It is delightful to indulge in extravagance on the return of a friend.    Horace.  19288
  Rechauffé—Heated again; stale.    French.  19289
  Recherché—Sought for; much esteemed.  19290
  Recht geht vor Macht—Right goes before might.    Count v. Schwerin.  19291
  Recht stets behält das Schicksal, denn das Herz, / In uns ist sein gebietrischer Vollzieher—Fate always carries its point, for the heart in us is its imperious executor.    Schiller.  19292
  [Greek]—What has happened even the fool knows.    Homer.  19293
  Recipiunt feminæ sustentacula a nobis—Women receive supports from us.    Motto of the Pattenmakers’ Company.  19294
  Reckless youth maks ruefu’ age.    Scotch Proverb.  19295
  Reckon no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may overlook it.    Confucius.  19296
  Reckon what is in a man, not what is on him, if you would know whether he is rich or poor.    Ward Beecher.  19297
  Reckoners without their host must reckon twice.    Proverb.  19298
  Recommending secrecy where a dozen of people are acquainted with the circumstance to be concealed, is only putting the truth in masquerade, for the story will be circulated under twenty different shapes.    Scott.  19299
  Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.    Confucius.  19300
  Recompense to no man evil for evil.    St. Paul.  19301
  Recta actio non erit, nisi recta fuit voluntas, ab hac enim est actio. Rursus, voluntas non erit recta, nisi habitus animi rectus fuerit, ab hoc enim est voluntas—An action will not be right unless the intention is right, for from it comes the action. Again, the intention will not be right unless the state of the mind has been right, for from it proceeds the intention.    Seneca.  19302
  Recte et suaviter—Uprightly and mildly.    Motto.  19303
  Rectius vives, Licini, neque altum / Semper urgendo, neque, dum procellas / Cautus horrescis, nimium premendo / Littus iniquum—You will live more prudently, Licinius, by neither always keeping out at sea, nor, while you warily shrink from storms, hugging too closely the treacherous shore.    Horace.  19304
  Rectus in curia—Upright in the court, i.e., having come out of it with clean hands.    Law.  19305
  Reculer pour mieux sauter—To step back in order to leap better.    French.  19306
  Red as a roost-cock.    South Devon Proverb.  19307
  Reddere personæ scit convenientia cuique—He knows how to assign to each character what it is proper for him to think and say.    Horace, of a dramatic poet.  19308
  Reddere qui voces jam scit puer, et pede certo / Signat humum, gestit paribus colludere, et iram / Colligit ac ponit temere, et mutatur in horas—The boy who just knows how to talk and treads the ground with firm foot, delights to play with his mates, is easily provoked and easily appeased, and changes every hour.    Horace.  19309
  Rede wenig, rede wahr. Zehre wenig, zahle baar—Speak little, speak true. Spend little, pay cash down.    German Proverb.  19310
  Redeat miseris, abeat fortuna superbis—May fortune revisit the wretched, and forsake the proud!    Horace.  19311
  Reden ist Silber und Schweigen ist Gold—Speech is silver and silence is gold.    Old German Proverb.  19312
  Reden kommt von Natur, Schweigen vom Verstande—Speaking comes from nature, silence from discretion.    German Proverb.  19313
  Redeunt Saturnia regna—The golden age (lit. the reign of Saturn) is returning.  19314
  Redit agricolis labor actus in orbem, / Atque in se sua per vestigia volvitur annus—The husbandman’s toil returns in a circle, and the year rolls round in its former footsteps.    Virgil.  19315
  Redlichkeit gedeiht in jedem Stande—Honesty prospers in every condition of life.    Schiller.  19316
  Reductio ad absurdum—A reduction of an adversary’s conclusion to an absurdity.  19317
  Refinement that carries us away from our fellow-men is not God’s refinement.    Ward Beecher.  19318
  Reflect that life, like every other blessing, derives its value from its use alone.    Johnson.  19319
  Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.    Dickens.  19320
  Reflection dissolves reverie and burns her delicate wings.    Amiel.  19321
  Reform is affirmative, conservatism negative; conservatism goes for comfort, reform for truth.    Emerson.  19322
  Reform is not joyous but grievous; no single man can reform himself without stern suffering and stern working; how much less can a nation of men.    Carlyle.  19323
  Reform, like charity, must begin at home. Once well at home, how will it radiate outwards, irrepressible, into all that we touch and handle, speak and work; kindling ever new light by incalculable contagion; spreading, in geometric ratio, far and wide; doing good only, wherever it spreads, and not evil.    Carlyle.  19324
  Reformers (Reformatorische Geister) do not step into the arena amid a flourish of drums and trumpets; they must make their debut rather under the badge of the cross, and have been cradled at their birth in a manger; poverty and a humble pedigree is all their inheritance, and their childhood is never touched or shone upon by the glitter (Glanze) of the world.    K. Fischer.  19325
  Reforms are generally most unpopular where most needed.    Martin.  19326
  Refricare cicatricem—To open a wound, or an old sore, afresh.  19327
  Regard not dreams, since they are but the images of our hopes and fears.    Cato.  19328
  Regard not much who is for thee or who against thee; but give all thy care to this, that God be with thee in everything thou doest.    Thomas à Kempis.  19329
  Reges dicuntur multis urgere culullis, / Et torquere mero, quem perspexisse laborent, / An sit amicitia dignus—Kings are said to press with many a cup, and test with wine the man whom they desire to try whether he is worthy of their friendship.    Horace.  19330
  Regia, crede mihi, res est, succurrere lapsis—It is a right kingly act, believe me, to succour the fallen.    Ovid.  19331
  Regibus boni quam mali suspectiores sunt, semperque his aliena virtus formidolosa est—Good men are more suspected by kings than bad men; and virtue in other men is to them always a source of dread.    Sallust.  19332
  Régime—Form of government.    French.  19333
  Regium donum—A royal gift.  19334
  Regnare nolo, liber ut non sim mihi—I would not be a king and forfeit my liberty.    Phædrus.  19335
  Regum æquabat opes animis; seraque revertens / Nocte domum, dapibus mensas onerabat inemptis—He equalled the wealth of kings in contentment of mind; and at night returning home, would load his board with unbought dainties.    Virgil, of the husbandman.  19336
  Reichen giebt man, Armen nimmt man—We give to the rich, we take from the poor.    German Proverb.  19337
  Reine d’un jour—Queen for a day.    French.  19338
  Reipublicæ forma laudari facilius quam evenire, et si evenit, haud diuturna esse potest—It is more easy to praise a republican form of government than to establish it; and when it is established, it cannot be of long duration.    Tacitus.  19339
  Reisst den Menschen aus seinen Verhältnissen; und was er dann ist, nur das ist er—Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is, that only is he.    Seume.  19340
  Rejecting the miracles of Christ, we still have the miracle of Christ himself.    Bovee.  19341
  Rejoice in joyous things—nor overmuch / Let grief thy bosom touch / Midst evil, and still bear in mind / How changeful are the ways of humankind.    Archilochus.  19342
  Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.    Bible.  19343
  Rejoice that you have still long to live before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.    Goethe.  19344
  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.    St. Paul.  19345
  Relata refero—I tell the story as it was told to me.  19346
  Relegare bona religionibus—To bequeath one’s property for religious purposes.    Law.  19347
  Relever des bagatelles—To give importance to trifles.  19348
  Relicta non bene parmula—Having ingloriously left my shield behind.    Horace.  19349
  Religentem esse oportet, religiosum nefas—A man should be religious, not superstitious.    Quoted by Aulus Gellius.  19350
  Religion and education are not a match for evil without the grace of God.    Haydon.  19351
  Religion and morality, as they now stand, compose a practical code of misery and servitude…. How would morality, dressed up in stiff stays and finery, start from her own disgusting image, should she look into the mirror of Nature!    Shelley.  19352
  Religion bids man prefer the endurance of a lesser evil before a greater, and nature itself does no less.    South.  19353
  Religion, blushing, veils her sacred fires, / And unawares morality expires.    Pope.  19354
  Religion cannot change, though we do.    Jeremy Taylor.  19355
  Religion cannot rise above the state of the votary. Heaven always bears some proportion to earth.    Emerson.  19356
  Religion contains infinite sadness. If we are to love God, he must be in distress (lit. in need of help).    Novalis. See Matt. xxvii. 46.  19357
  Religion des Kreuzes, nur du verknüpfest, in einem / Kranze der Demut und Kraft doppelte Palme zugleich—Religion of the Cross! only thou unitest in one wreath together the twofold palm of humility and power.    Platen.  19358
  Religion gives part of its reward in hand, the present comfort of having done our duty; and for the rest, it offers us the best security that heaven can give.    Tillotson.  19359
  Religion, if in heavenly truths attired, / Needs only to be seen to be admired.    Cowper.  19360
  Religion, if it be true, is central truth; and all knowledge which is not gathered round it, and quickened and illuminated by it, is hardly worth the name.    Channing.  19361
  Religion implies revelation.    R. D. Hitchcock.  19362
  Religion is a fire which example keeps alive, and which goes out if not communicated.    Joubert.  19363
  Religion is a higher and supernatural life, mystical in its roots and practical in its fruits.    Amiel.  19364
  Religion is again here, for whoever will piously struggle upward, and sacredly, sorrowfully refuse to speak lies, which indeed will mostly mean refuse to speak at all on that topic.    Carlyle.  19365
  Religion is an everlasting lodestar, that beams the brighter in the heavens the darker here on earth grows the night.    Carlyle.  19366
  Religion is as necessary to reason as reason to religion.    Washington.  19367
  Religion is life, philosophy is thought…. We need both thought and life, and we need that the two shall be in harmony.    J. F. Clarke.  19368
  Religion is neither a theology nor a theosophy, but a discipline, a law, a yoke, an indissoluble engagement.    Joubert.  19369
  Religion is not a dogma nor an emotion, but a service.    R. D. Hitchcock.  19370
  Religion is not a doubt, but a certainty,—or else a mockery and horror.    Carlyle.  19371
  Religion is not a method, but a life.    Amiel.  19372
  Religion is not an end, but a means.    Goethe.  19373
  Religion is not in want of art; it rests on its own majesty.    Goethe.  19374
  Religion is nothing if it is not everything; if existence is not filled with it.    Madame de Staël.  19375
  Religion is the basis of civil society.    Burke.  19376
  Religion is the best armour in the world, but the worst cloak.    Bunyan.  19377
  Religion is the eldest sister of philosophy; on whatever subjects they may differ, it is unbecoming in either to quarrel, and most so about their inheritance.    Landor.  19378
  Religion is the highest humanity (Humanität) of man.    Herder.  19379
  Religion is the most gentlemanly thing in the world. It alone will gentilise, if unmixed with cant.    Coleridge.  19380
  Religion is the only metaphysic that the multitude can understand and adopt.    Joubert.  19381
  Religion is the spice which is meant to keep life from corruption.    Bacon.  19382
  Religion is universal, theology is exclusive; religion is humanitarian, theology is sectarian; religion unites mankind, theology divides it; religion is love—broad and all-comprising as God’s love, theology preaches love and practises bigotry; religion looks to the moral worth of man, theology to his creed and denomination.    M. Lilienthal.  19383
  Religion lies more in walk than in talk.    Proverb.  19384
  Religion, like its votaries, while it exists on earth, must have a body as well as a soul.    Colton.  19385
  Religion must always be a crab fruit; it cannot be grafted and keep its wild beauty.    Emerson.  19386
  Religion or worship is the attitude of those who see that, against all appearances, the nature of things works for truth and right for ever.    Emerson.  19387
  Religion, poetry, is not dead; it will never die. Its dwelling and birthplace is in the soul of man, and it is eternal as the being of man. In any point of space, in any section of time, let there be a living man; and there is an infinitude above him and beneath him, and an eternity encompasses him on this hand and on that; and tones of sphere-music and tidings from loftier worlds will flit round him, if he can but listen, and visit him with holy influences, even in the thickest press of trivialities or the din of busiest life.    Carlyle.  19388
  Religion presents few difficulties to the humble, many to the proud, innumerable ones to the vain.    Hare.  19389
  Religion primarily means obedience; bending to something or some one. To be bound, or in bonds, as apprentice; to be bound, or in bonds, by military oath; to be bound, or in bonds, as a servant of man; to be bound, or in bonds, under the yoke of God.    Ruskin.  19390
  Religion reveals the meaning of life, and science only applies the meaning to the course of circumstances.    Tolstoi.  19391
  Religion should be the rule of life, not a casual incident in it.    Disraeli.  19392
  Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse; and anything like an adequate and complete morality without religion is impossible.    Mark Hopkins.  19393
  Religion would frame a just man; Christ would make a whole man. Religion would save a man; Christ would make him worth saving.    Ward Beecher.  19394
  Religionen sind Kinder der Unwissenheit, die ihre Mutter nicht lange überleben—Religions are the children of Ignorance, and they do not long outlive their mother.    Schopenhauer.  19395
  Religions are not proved, are not established, are not overthrown, by logic. They are, of all the mysteries of nature and the human mind, the most mysterious and inexplicable; they are of instinct, and not of reason.    Lamartine.  19396
  Religious contention is the devil’s harvest.    La Fontaine.  19397
  Religious zeal leads to cleanliness, cleanliness to purity, purity to godliness, godliness to humility, humility to the fear of sin.    Rabbi Pinhas-Ben-Jair.  19398
  Rem acu tetigit—He has hit the nail on the head (lit. touched it with a needle-point).  19399
  Rem, facias rem, / Si possis recte, si non, quocunque modo rem—A fortune, make a fortune, honestly if you can; if not, make it by any means.    Horace.  19400
  Rem tu strenuus auge—Labour assiduously to increase your property.    Horace.  19401
  “Remain content in the station in which Providence has placed you,” is on the whole a good maxim, but it is peculiarly for home use. That your neighbour should, or should not, remain content with his position is not your business; but it is very much your business to remain content with your own.    Ruskin.  19402
  Remark how many are better off than you are; consider how many are worse.    Seneca.  19403
  Remember Atlas was weary.    Fuller.  19404
  Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth.    Bible.  19405
  Remember, now, when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.    Sheridan.  19406
  Remember that all tricks are either knavish or childish.    Johnson.  19407
  Remember that the time once yours can never be so again.    Thomas à Kempis.  19408
  Remember that with every breath we draw, an ethereal stream of Lethe runs through our whole being, so that we have but a partial recollection of our joys, and scarcely any of our sorrows.    Goethe.  19409
  Remember that you are an actor in a drama of such sort as the Author chooses. If short, then in a short one; if long, then in a long one. If it be His pleasure that you should act a poor man, see that you act it well; or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen. For this is your business, to act well the given part; but to choose it, belongs to another.    Epictetus.  19410
  Remember this: that your conscience is not a law—no; God and reason made the law, and has placed conscience within you to determine.    Sterne.  19411
  Remember thy prerogative is to govern, and not to serve, the things of this world.    Thomas à Kempis.  19412
  Remember your failures are the seed of your most glorious successes. Despond if you must, but don’t despair.    Anonymous.  19413
  Remembrance and reflection how allied! / What thin partitions sense from thought divide!    Pope.  19414
  Remembrance (Erinnerung) is the only Paradise from which we cannot be driven.    Jean Paul.  19415
  Remembrance makes the poet; ’tis the past, / Lingering within him with a keener sense / Than is upon the thoughts of common men, / Of what has been, that fills the actual world / With unreal likenesses of lovely shapes, / That were and are not.    L. E. Landon.  19416
  Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, / Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.    Goldsmith.  19417
  Remis velisque—With oars and sails; with tooth and nail.    Proverb.  19418
  Remis ventisque—With oars and wind.  19419
  Remorse is as the heart in which it grows: / If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews / Of true repentance; but if proud and gloomy, / It is the poison tree that, pierced to the inmost, / Weeps only tears of poison.    Coleridge.  19420
  Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.    Bulwer Lytton.  19421
  Remorse, the fatal egg by pleasure laid.    Cowper.  19422
  Remote from man, with God he passed his days; / Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise.    Parnell.  19423
  Remove not the ancient land-mark.    Bible.  19424
  Remove the cause, and the effect will cease.    Proverb.  19425
  Renascentur—They will rise again.    Motto.  19426
  Render to all their dues.    St. Paul.  19427
  Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.    Jesus.  19428
  Renounce, thou must (sollst) renounce! That is the song which sounds for ever in the ears of every one, which every hour sings to us hoarsely our whole life long.    Goethe in “Faust.”  19429
  Renovate animos—Renew your courage.    Motto.  19430
  Renown is not to be sought, and all pursuit of it is vain. A person may, indeed, by skilful conduct and various artificial means, make a sort of name for himself; but if the inner jewel is wanting, all is vanity, and will not last a day.    Goethe.  19431
  Rente viagère—An annuity.    French.  19432
  Rentes—Funds bearing interest; stocks.    French.  19433
  Rentier—A fund-holder.    French.  19434
  Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it bespeaks the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.    Colton.  19435
  Repentance clothes in grass and flowers the grave in which the past is laid.    J. Sterling.  19436
  Repentance costs very dear.    Proverb.  19437
  Repentance hath a purifying power, and every tear is of a cleansing virtue; but these penitential clouds must be still kept dropping; one shower will not suffice; for repentance is not one single action, but a course.    South.  19438
  Repentance is accepted remorse.    Mme. Swetchine.  19439
  Repentance is good, but innocence is better.    Proverb.  19440
  Repentance is heart’s sorrow, and a clear life ensuing.    Tempest, iii. 3.  19441
  Repentance is nothing else but a renunciation of our will, and a controlling of our fancies, which lead us which way they please.    Montaigne.  19442
  Repentance is the daughter of over-haste.    M. Beer.  19443
  Repentance is the May of the virtues.    Chinese Proverb.  19444
  Repentance won’t cure mischief.    Gaelic Proverb.  19445
  Repente dives nemo factus est bonus—No good man ever became suddenly rich.    Publius Syrus.  19446
  Reperit Deus nocentem—God finds out the guilty man.  19447
  Reply with wit to gravity, and with gravity to wit.    Colton.  19448
  Réponse sans réplique—An answer that does not admit of reply.    French.  19449
  Report makes crows blacker than they are.    Proverb.  19450
  Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman—repose in energy. The Greek battle-pieces are calm; the heroes, in whatever violent actions engaged, retain a serene aspect.    Emerson.  19451
  Repose and happiness is what thou covetest, but these are only to be obtained by labour.    Thomas à Kempis.  19452
  Repose is as necessary in conversation as in a picture.    Hazlitt.  19453
  Repose is the cradle of power.    J. G. Holland.  19454
  Repose without stagnation is the state most favourable to happiness. “The great felicity of life,” says Seneca, “is to be without perturbation.    Bovee.  19455
  Reproof is a medicine like mercury or opium; if it be improperly administered, it will do harm instead of good.    H. Mann.  19456
  Reproof never does a wise man harm.    Proverb.  19457
  Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eye.    S. Lover.  19458
  Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.    Solon.  19459
  Republics end with luxury; monarchies, with poverty.    Montesquieu.  19460
  Reputation is an idle and false imposition, oft got without merit, and lost without deserving; you have lost no reputation at all unless you repute yourself such a loser.    Othello, ii. 3.  19461
  Reputation is commonly measured by the acre.    Proverb.  19462
  Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.    Lowell.  19463
  Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.    St. Evremond.  19464
  Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and angels know of us.    Thomas Paine.  19465
  Reputation, reputation, reputation! O I have lost my reputation. I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.    Othello, ii. 3.  19466
  Reputation serves to virtue as light does to a picture.    Proverb.  19467
  Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine—Grant them eternal rest, O Lord.  19468
  Requiescat in pace—Let him rest in peace.  19469
  Rerum cognitio vera, e rebus ipsis est—The true knowledge of things is from the things themselves.    Scaliger.  19470
  Res amicos invenit—Money finds friends.    Plautus.  19471
  Res angusta domi—Straitened circumstances at home.    Juvenal.  19472
  Res est blanda canor; discant cantare puellæ—Singing is a charming accomplishment: let girls learn to sing.    Ovid.  19473
  Res est ingeniosa dare—To give requires good sense.    Ovid.  19474
  Res est sacra miser—A man overwhelmed by misfortune is a sacred object.    Seneca.  19475
  Res est solliciti plena timoris amor—Love is full of anxious fears.    Ovid.  19476
  Res gestæ—Exploits; transactions.  19477
  Res in cardine est—The affair is at a crisis (lit. on the hinge).  19478
  Res judicata—A case decided.  19479
  Res nolunt diu male administrari—Things refuse to be mismanaged long.  19480
  Res rustica—A rural affair.    Cicero.  19481
  Res severa est verum gaudium—True joy is an earnest thing.  19482
  Res sunt humanæ flebile ludibrium—Human affairs are a jest to be wept over.  19483
  Resembles ocean into tempest wrought, / To waft a feather or to drown a fly.    Young.  19484
  Resentment gratifies him who intended an injury, and pains him unjustly who did not intend it.    Johnson.  19485
  Resentment, indeed, may remain, perhaps cannot be quite extinguished in the noblest minds; but revenge never will harbour there.    Pope.  19486
  Resentment seems to have been given us by Nature for defence, and for defence only; it is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.        Adam Smith.  19487
  Reserve the master-blow.    Proverb.  19488
  Resignation is putting God between one’s self and one’s grief.    Mme. Swetchine.  19489
  Resist as much as thou wilt; heaven’s ways are heaven’s ways.    Lessing.  19490
  Resist not evil.    Jesus.  19491
  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.    St. James.  19492
  Resistance ought never to be thought of but when an utter subversion of the laws of the realm threatens the whole frame of our constitution, and no redress can otherwise be hoped for. It therefore does, and ought for ever, to stand in the eye and letter of the law as the highest offence.    Walpole.  19493
  Resolution is independent of great age, but without it one lives a hundred years in vain.    Chinese Proverb.  19494
  Resolution will sometimes relax, and diligence will sometimes be interrupted; but let no accidental surprise or deviation, whether short or long, dispose you to despondency.    Johnson.  19495
  Resolutions are well kept when they jump with inclination.    Goldsmith.  19496
  Resolve, resolve, and to be men aspire. / Exert that noblest privilege, alone / Here to mankind indulged; control desire: / Let godlike Reason, from her sovereign throne, / Speak the commanding word “I will!” and it is done.    Thomson.  19497
  Resolved to ruin or to rule the state.    Dryden.  19498
  Respect a man, he will do the more.    Proverb.  19499
  Respect for one’s parents is the highest of the duties of civil life.    Chinese Proverb.  19500
  Respect for others is the first condition of “savoir-vivre.”    Amiel.  19501
  Respect is better procured by exacting than soliciting it.    Lord Greville.  19502
  Respect the burden.    Napoleon.  19503
  Respect us human, and relieve us poor.    Pope.  19504
  Respect yourself, or no one else will respect you.    Proverb.  19505


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